man. meaning. momentum.
part shipwreck. part stardust.
Brodie Turner is a writer, producer/performer, and advocate for consent and confronting sexual violence in queer and artistic communities.
Starting his career in theatre publicity (whilst employed in workers’ compensation and dance teaching), Brodie swiftly learned the production ropes supporting the independent sector in Adelaide Fringe Festivals which led to him being invited to work in London and Edinburgh. Prior to this opportunity, he wrote as a columnist for the now defunct Blaze magazine on behalf of Gay & Lesbian Community Services South Australia, where he was a telephone counselor and briefly sat on the Board. He also had articles printed in Verse, the student magazine for University of South Australia, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.
Upon returning to Australia, Brodie continued working as a publicist for small businesses, and produced ‘Male;Real/Ideal’, a photographic series exploring male self esteem. Moving to Melbourne to diversify his experience by supporting a nonprofit organisation’s administration and operations, he was soon published in ‘Heaven Bent‘, an edited book about spirituality and queer lives.
After transitioning into another organisation to teach trade apprentices about money management, he would be promoted within that organisation and move to Sydney. During this time, one of his blogs was published by Mamamia, another received massive readership as it coincided with his role coordinating an Australian vigil for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which was as part of a lobby group defending the Safe Schools program and the rights of LGBTIQA young people, their families and their allies.
Brodie has since returned to Melbourne, to now be the co-creator, producer and performer of one-human show ‘Burlesque by Force’ about consent and sexual trauma in the queer community, and previously produced and performed poetry immersion work ‘Eve St John’ at Testing Grounds. He is currently completing a Masters thesis on sexual harassment in the Creative Industries, while running his own production outfit, MEAN Projects.
He also has interests in songwriting, burlesque dance, poetry performance and jump rope.
image by Matto Lucas